Saturday, February 6, 2010

Poof.....ssssssss.....headache gone

Just a short note that my head is now back to normal and grateful for all the nice comments on the shootout.  I will swing by, if I get a chance, and see some I might have missed.

And, as I expected, some of you knew (Kerry and J9 ) peoplehole covers, as manhole covers are now called since we have become politically correct and women have succeeded through years of struggle to be allowed to work in sewers...

BUTLER:  "Not funny, Mark.  You are really going to get in trouble for that politically-charged tidbit of ironic sarcasm." 

...uh, sorry...

Anyhow, yes, sewer covers are round because it is the only shape that cannot accidentally slip into the hole.   I suppose it didn't take more than two or three accidents like that before people realized it was really really important to avoid having to rescue square covers from muck. 

I think I'd better quit while I'm ahead.

BUTLER:  "You think you're ahead?"

Reminds me of one of my grandfather's favorite jokes when I was a little kid and we were in the car.  He'd say, "Hey!  What's that in the road?  A head?"

For years I was too young to get it.   One day, I got the pun and answered.  "What's that in the road behind?" 

Bagman and Butler both give me long serious looks.  I think I'll just go start on my taxes. 


  1. You gotta love it Mark! Your humour just makes my day!

  2. Wow, Mark, I sure am glad your head got back in shape. I was worried about that. You know I am so glad I am too old to be a sewer worker person, I don't know what to do. Gotta love the sewer worker person though.

  3. Taxes. Now there's an incipient headache.

  4. Bet your grandfather gave you a long serious look too - like a 'who am I dealing with here?' kind of look. I'm avoiding commenting on on peopleholes and circles ... Are you caught in the big storm?

  5. I'm glad to see your head is back to normal. That roundhead thing was oddly disturbing.

  6. I don't get it.... need more coffee. I have seen the covers blow up into the air though... if the sewers fill with rushing rain water - seen it in both Rio and Houston.... it can be a shock to drive over a manhole with the hole open... (its okay with me - a woman of the 60s, one on the forefront of 'pay me what I am worth' if you call a sewer a manhole.... seems more appropriate.